I got my wife hooked on photography. Now she says, "Can we buy another lens?"
I've tried. I've really tried. How did you do it?
We would go hiking, except I would end up stopping every tenth of a mile to photograph something for an hour. She started bringing books along to read while waiting, but that didn't work very well. I was shooting film at the time and got her to try it with my spare camera, but she didn't like the lack of immediate feedback and asked me to get a point-and-shoot digital. I got a full featured Panasonic with great zoom range, knowing she's a geek and would quickly outgrow it. A year later she says, "This won't do what I want it to." So I got her our first digital Rebel XTi, which made us both happy!
That was fortuitous for me, too. I was shooting Brownie Ladyslippers one day and took a couple photos with her camera so she could see... After I saw the scanned film images side-by-side with the digital, I used up the last of my film and got another XTi. It wasn't because of resolution--it's that I was so used to compensating mentally for the slide film colors that I was blown away by the color accuracy. Now I'm in love with the digital work flow, too.
I had done shows for some years, but when she had some good pieces put together I encouraged her to do her first show during a busy Arts Alive weekend--I played crier on the street below the gallery space, sending dozens of people up to see her work. She had a blast! We both had pieces in a big regional art show, and it was fun to sit together in the gallery and watch people huddle around our work and listen to what they said.
So basically my wife learned photography in self defense. But she loves it, and is branching us out into astrophotography and still life, while I go ever deeper into macro. We love being able to spend the time together, sharing the beauty of nature and turning some of it into art.